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Northern Colorado Bears Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Montana Grizzlies

Montana takes to the basketball court against Northern Colorado on Thursday, hoping to send the Bears to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Butler-Hancock Hall.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Northern Colorado Bears betting line as 7.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Montana Grizzlies vs Northern Colorado Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Montana Grizzlies have watched them go 9-6 and 7-5 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Northern Colorado Bears are at 4-12 and 5-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Northern Colorado Bears are 9-5, while the Montana Grizzlies have a 5-7 mark.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 286-rated Northern Colorado Bears and the No. 151-ranked Montana Grizzlies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Northern Colorado's No. 121-ranked scoring average of 75.38 PPG, against a Montana Grizzlies defense rated No. 75 and allowing 67.07 PPG. The Northern Colorado Bears FG% has averaged 45.55% to date this season, more than the Montana Grizzlies shooters have managed so far (44.66% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Grizzlies grabbed a 77-58 win over the Hornets on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Jack Lopez at Dahlberg Arena.

The Bears got 14 points from Jeremy Verhagen, but it was Weber State that prevailed in a 85-68 final on Saturday at Dee Events Center.

Betting Trends
  • Montana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Montana is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Montana is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Montana is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Northern Colorado
  • Northern Colorado is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northern Colorado is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Colorado's last 7 games
  • Northern Colorado is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montana at North Dakota, Saturday, January 16th
Northern Colorado at Montana State, Saturday, January 16th